One of the positive impacts of shale development across the Commonwealth has been the resources poured into updating the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website. This is part 1 of 2 highlighting the public resources available online from DEP.
More than 1,000 people flocked to two informational meetings on Wednesday to hear about Royal Dutch Shell's proposed petrochemical plant in Beaver County, but they didn't get an answer to their biggest question.
Private natural gas and oil wells in state forests pumped $582 million into Pennsylvania budgets in five years, more than tripling the combined revenue of the prior 60 years, state forestry officials said on Wednesday.
About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will be released Wednesday.